It is bound in green cloth with a quarter spine in leather and with gilt titles on cover and spine. This book is lavishly illustrated, with forty-seven coloured drawings by F. Round, one coloured plate of seeds by Miss R. Cardew, and thirty line drawings by C.The color plates are presented each with a tissue guard, all of which appear to be intact. Please see the photos of the Table of Contents and the List of Plates for your further information. As I expect you will understand, this book, especially in such good condition, given it large and unwieldy size, is now quite scarce, if not outright rare (only four copies found online). This book is in very good condition. The hard covers are rubbed, along the leather gutter and bumped at the corners and spine tips but nothing too extreme (please see the photos). The gilt titles are still fully legible and attractive. Inside, the book is unmarked and while there is some minor foxing to the early and late pages, this does not affect the interior pages, the plates or the tissue-guards.
The color plates on their special glossy paper are particularly clean and presentable. Both hinges are intact, and the binding is tight and sound.This book is not ex-library or a remainder. Please consider "book-marking" my site so you can see a constantly changing inventory of other truly vintage books and/or collectible works. Please also be aware that all my current listings are "spring & summer season" listings held here in New York State. Once it starts getting cold again, perhaps in December, I will head south to winter quarters in Florida, ending these listings and reverting to another catalogue of different books held there. Please don't hesitate to send any questions; I will monitor closely and respond promptly. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "tmc782" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Kuwait, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Italy, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Malta, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Uganda, Luxembourg, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.